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Bilingual report: Acocote Nuevo, Tlachiquero Viejo: Experience Counts!

Bilingual report: Acocote Nuevo, Tlachiquero Viejo: Experience Counts!

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes local guest columns, letters to the editor and other submissions from our readers. All opinions expressed in submitted material are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of Amigos805. By David Magallanes • Guest contributor David Magallanes This is the first in a series of essays (short...
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Bilingual report: Mexican Wisdom: As the Saying Goes…

Bilingual report: Mexican Wisdom: As the Saying Goes…

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes local guest columns, letters to the editor and other submissions from our readers. All opinions expressed in submitted material are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of Amigos805. By David Magallanes • Guest contributor David Magallanes I’ve often written about the acute insight embedded in the...
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Commentary: emPower Room by Room: A Tip-Top, Energy Efficient Bath Remodel

Commentary: emPower Room by Room: A Tip-Top, Energy Efficient Bath Remodel

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes local guest columns, letters to the editor and other submissions from our readers. All opinions expressed in submitted material are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of Amigos805. By Javier Saucedo • emPower Central Coast Energy Coach Are you getting to the breaking point being greeted day...
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Bilingual commentary: On Waking Up

Bilingual commentary: On Waking Up

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes local guest columns, letters to the editor and other submissions from our readers. All opinions expressed in submitted material are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of Amigos805. By David Magallanes / Guest contributor David Magallanes As optimistic as I generally feel, and as happy as...
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Bilingual commentary: Getting a Bit Too Dependent on Technology

Bilingual commentary: Getting a Bit Too Dependent on Technology

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes local guest columns, letters to the editor and other submissions from our readers. All opinions expressed in submitted material are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of Amigos805. By David Magallanes / Guest contributor David Magallanes Drivers used to have to depend on primitive technology to...
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Bilingual commentary: The Living Span of Generations

Bilingual commentary: The Living Span of Generations

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes local guest columns, letters to the editor and other submissions from our readers. All opinions expressed in submitted material are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of Amigos805. By David Magallanes / Guest contributor David Magallanes My maternal grandfather, Candelario, died only months after I was...
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Bilingual commentary: Our Own “Promised Land”

Bilingual commentary: Our Own “Promised Land”

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes local guest columns, letters to the editor and other submissions from our readers. All opinions expressed in submitted material are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of Amigos805. By David Magallanes / Guest contributor David Magallanes Many of us American Latinos, born here in the U.S....
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Bilingual report: The Fading Hope for Peace in the Middle East

Bilingual report: The Fading Hope for Peace in the Middle East

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes local guest columns, letters to the editor and other submissions from our readers. All opinions expressed in submitted material are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of Amigos805. By David Magallanes / Guest contributor David Magallanes We’ve all heard jokes about, and references to, “the oldest...
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Bilingual report: American Latinos Facing Demands to “Go Back Home”

Bilingual report: American Latinos Facing Demands to “Go Back Home”

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes local guest columns, letters to the editor and other submissions from our readers. All opinions expressed in submitted material are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of Amigos805. By David Magallanes / Guest contributor David Magallanes How did it ever come to this? American nationalists have...
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Bilingual commentary: Islamic Influences in Our Lives

Bilingual commentary: Islamic Influences in Our Lives

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes local guest columns, letters to the editor and other submissions from our readers. All opinions expressed in submitted material are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of Amigos805. By David Magallanes / Guest contributor David Magallanes At a time when the leadership in our country is...
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Bilingual commentary: Chicano Migration and Evolution

Bilingual commentary: Chicano Migration and Evolution

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes local guest columns, letters to the editor and other submissions from our readers. All opinions expressed in submitted material are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of Amigos805. By David Magallanes / Guest contributor David Magallanes In an effort to gain perspective on my life, and...
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Bilingual commentary: The Death of the Middle Class

Bilingual commentary: The Death of the Middle Class

By David Magallanes / Guest contributor David Magallanes It isn’t just an illusion—the American middle class is indeed dying, slowly evaporating as the wealthy reap the benefits of insidious forces that shunt away the money that used to sustain the backbone of a prosperous populace. Now both the lower and wealthy classes are growing...
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Bilingual commentary: Taking Back Our Country

Bilingual commentary: Taking Back Our Country

By David Magallanes / Guest contributor David Magallanes I look across the political landscape outside the window of my experience and I sometimes see a country I don’t even recognize anymore. I see a nation roiling like boiling water, a nation not at peace with itself, a great nation in pain, challenged by the...
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Bilingual commentary: Adjusting Education for the New Economy

Bilingual commentary: Adjusting Education for the New Economy

By David Magallanes / Guest contributor David Magallanes Perhaps we need to re-think the entire approach to high school and college education as a new economic age dawns on the millennial generation beginning to enter the work force. Our curriculum has often been geared to preparing students for the traditional world of work. That...
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Bilingual commentary: Republicans Closing the Door

Bilingual commentary: Republicans Closing the Door

By David Magallanes / Guest contributor David Magallanes “It’s all a matter of perspective,” we often hear. But sometimes those stated “perspectives” lift eyebrows, start fights or lead to war. Our country at this time is being torn asunder by polarizing, vicious and unrelenting “perspectives” that threaten the delicate balance of societal peace. In...
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